Wool Directory

The table of contacts below gives the contact details for organisations, groups, societies and individuals who work with wool in a variety of ways.

The contacts are all involved with wool either by promoting it, processing wool, producing wool from their own sheep or through the envolvement in crafts such as spinning, knitting, weaving, dying or felting.

Many of the contacts in the table below also produce woollen items for sale, provide tuition or run craft workshops. We hope that you find the contacts on this list useful. Please click on the name of the producer to be taken to their website.

Members wishing to avail themselves of this link facility should contact the Online Editor Terry Barker via email. We kindly ask that those wishing to be added to the Wool Directory list must have a website or at least an email address in order to be added. Thank you.

Email Terry: terryjbarker@ymail.com  

 Name   Location Details
Organisations, Groups & Societies
Wool Marketing Board United Kingdom

The official controlling body of wool marketing.

The Association of Guilds of Weavers, Spinners & Dyers United Kingdom Large organisation with many local branches. A source of tuition & possibly outlets for your wool.
British Coloured Sheep Breeders Association United Kingdom Promotes coloured sheep & the use of coloured wool.
The Arkwright Spinsters Sir Richard Arkwright's Cromford Mill, Matlock, Derbyshire A spinning & fibrecraft group. They meet on the third Sunday of each month between 11.00 am & 4.00 pm.
Black Sheep Spinners Blaze Farm, Wildboarclough, Derbyshire Informal spinning group. They meet on the third Wednesday of each month.
Craft Centres, Tuition & Courses
Lindsay Roberts Chesters, Scottish Borders Handspun yarn, fibres, tuition & workshops.
Brenda Howell Newcastle Emlyn, Wales Spinning, weaving, dying & felting, wools & woven goods. Demonstrations & illustrated talks.
Thelma Jones St. Clears, Carmarthen, Wales Studio on a rare breeds farm, local artists on display.
Sylvia Sexton Moylegrove Village, Pemrbrokeshire, Wales Spinning & weaving equipment, tuition. Craft studio with hand knits & hand woven items. 
Wingham Wool Work Wentworth, South Yorkshire Tuition, fibres, yarns & equipment for sale. 
The Threshing Barn Leek, Staffordshire Tuition, fibres, yarns & equipment for sale. 
Diane Fisher North Derbyshire Tuition, handspun yarns, demonstrations & commissions considered. 
Barley Gould Isle of Wight Jacob wool in three natural colours in 4ply & Aran weight spun by The Natural Fibre Company in Cornwall. Available in 50g hanks or oiled on cone. Sheep skins, handmade felt & peg loomed rugs also available. Barley is happy to give tuition in all things woolly! 
Processors
The Natural Fibre Company Ltd. Launceston, Cornwall Woollen & worsted spinners, organic processors & dyers. 
Curlew Weavers Newcastle Emlyn, Wales Mill, producers of woollen fabrics & products in tweed. 
Bobtails East Riding of Yorkshire Fleeces & pet hair handpspun & can also be hand knitted. 
Griffiths' Mill Derbyshire Dales Processors of fleece, scouring & carding. Often processed fibre & fleeces for sale. 
Halifax Spinning Company Goole, East Riding of Yorkshire Spinning & processing of fleece.
New Lanark Mill Lanarkshire, Scotland Processors, spinners & dyers of organic wool. Organic farmers welcome as trade customers. Soil Association accredited
Other
Skye Skyns Isle of Skye, Scotland Tanning of sheep skins available upon request
Member Producers & Suppliers
Scotland
Tweedside Rachel & Nigel Gibb Jacob raw fleeces including first shear lamb fleeces, Gotland fleeces & bumps of rovings in various shades of grey. Visitors welcome to choose a fleece on the hoof & fleeces posted out to all parts of the UK. Winner of the JSS Scottish Regional Show & Sale 2013 Wool on the Hoof Trophy, 1st place Royal Highland Show 2014 Ewe in Full Fleece in Milk as well as winners of the Helen Baillie Trophy for the best Jacob Wool on the Hoof.  
Kintaline Jill Bowis Fleeces, yarn, tuition, handcrafted goods, spinning & weaving demonstrations
Edingale Robert Locker Jacob raw fleeces
South West
Halsbury Christopher Slee Woollen products made from 100% Halsbury Jacob wool- shawls & knee rugs, throws, scarves & cushions.
Compton Angela Gilbert Jacob raw fleeces, Jacob sheepskin rugs & some woven Jacob goods.
Shutecombe Bryn & Peter Gorringe Jacob sheepskins & knitting wool.
Tor Grove Nick & Lesley Nottley Hand Dyed Pure Jacob Wool - 100g Double-Knitting Weight Balls, 16 different colours from Salmon to Moss. 
Payne Jackie & Antony Payne Jacob raw fleeces, sheepskin rugs, woven products; throws, cushions, gloves etc. 100gm double knitting balls of natural, dark and light (un-dyed) wool. Hand knitted & felted products; cushions, hats, gloves, tea cosys etc.
Ireland
Sugarloaf & Stonecroft Geraldine & Nicola Fletcher Raw Jacob fleeces, carded wool & finished handcrafted items
Leck Alison Gogan Boyne valley wools craft studio, daily demonstration of fleece to loom using Jacob fleece. We suppy raw Jacob fleece, carded & hand spun wool. Woven, knit & crochet products all made with natural Jacob wool. My design of sheep skin rugs & cushions woven using the tops of the Jacob fleece. I can card & spin your fleece for you, please contact me at boynavalleywools@gmail.com
Central
Lickhill Sean & Kay Carpenter Jacob raw fleeces, sheepskin rugs & handmade greeting cards featuring Jacob fleece
Bentley Flock Lesley Partridge Quality Jacob fleeces occaisionally available from our four horned flock. Micron tested yearly for crimp and fineness. Our lamb fleece report for 2014, shows a fibre diameter of 21 to 25 microns, giving an average Comfort Factor of 87% for the lamb crop. 1st Jacob Wool on the Hoof and Elmley Trophy at the Royal Three Counties Show in 2013. 1st Natural Coloured Wool (94/100) at the Royal Three Counties Show in 2014. Tel: 07817695553 or email lesleypartridge1@hotmail.co.uk
Northern
Oakdale Simon Baguley Jacob raw fleeces
Blackwolds Pat & Trevor Black Jacob raw fleeces
True Grit Lisa Richardson

Jacob raw fleeces, spun Jacob wool in its natural varieties of colours & crochet garments made with home grown Lancashire Jacob wool.

Contact truegritjacobsheep@gmail.com

Laurels David Sizer

Jacob raw fleeces & Jacob sheepskin rugs.

Contact davidsizer7@hotmail.com

Rusland Sam Hagon & Tom Hrynkow

Jacob raw fleeces.

Contact sl.hagon@hotmail.com

Whitedale Chris & Aileen Simpson Knitting yarns, knitted items & fabric soft furnishing such as cushions & throws etc.
Wales
Hope Siwan & Wyn Harries Jacob raw fleeces
Owlscote Brenda Howell Jacob raw fleeces, handspun wools, woven items & textile crafts
Southern
Baaa-ley's Barley Gould Jacob wool in three natural colours in 4ply & Aran weight spun by The Natural Fibre Company in Cornwall. Available in 50g hanks or oiled on cone. Sheep skins, handmade felt & peg loomed rugs also available. Barley is also happy to give tuition in all things woolly!

The table of contacts above who work with wool in various ways are offered here in good faith for the convenience of members. The Jacob Sheep Society does not recommend or endorse any of the contacts.

Address: Jacob Sheep Society, Grassroots Systems Ltd
PO Box 251, Exeter, Devon, EX2 8WX
Tel: 0300 111 0003 Email: secretary@jacobsheep.org.uk
Company Number: 146604 Registered Charity No. 1026687
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